Home Care

8 Wonder Uses for Baking Soda

Never run out of ways to use this versatile powder at home


There's no need to bust your household budget by buying different cleaning agents. You can use just one product, and it is most probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet. Baking soda is not only limited to cooking, as its name suggests; it can be used for cleaning, too. It's non-toxic, multipurpose, and best of all – it’s cheap! You can buy it in bulk and you’ll just be a sprinkle away from having a cleaner home. 

Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno

Keep unpleasant odors away. You may leave an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator, cupboard, or linen cabinet to deal with unwanted odors. On another note, stale smells from your food containers may be removed by a good rinsing of warm water and baking soda. Still smelly? Leave the solution overnight.
Keep kitchen counters clean. Sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and wipe your kitchen counters. Wipe over with water afterwards.
Keep your silverware clean. For a cleaner silverware, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Rub it onto each piece of item, rinse with warm water and dry with soft cloth.
Keep cooking pans shiny and clean. Loosen stubborn burnt food on the bottom of your cooking pans with a soaking of water and baking soda overnight.
Keep your pipelines clean. Flushing one cup of baking soda down each of the water closets in your home once a month will help clean the pipelines to your septic tank.
Remove scribbles on the walls. Erase scribble marks on your painted walls by going over them with a damp cloth and a sprinkling of baking soda. Wipe off the residue.
Keep ceramics clean. Sprinkle baking soda on the crusty food spots in ceramic dishes. Leave it on for five minutes. With a damp cloth, scrub the surface clean.
Remove stains. Remove discoloration on your teacups, coffee cups, and teapots by applying a paste of baking soda and water. Rub gently over the stain to remove.

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